Original
Bauhaus

The centenary exhibition

The Bauhaus existed for only 14 years in Germany, but for 100 years its ideas have now been passed on and its products relaunched, imitated and further developed.

Abbildung einer sitzenden Frau mit Bühnenmaske von Oskar Schlemmer im Stahlrohrsessel von Marcel Breuer
Sitzende mit Bühnenmaske von Oskar Schlemmer im Stahlrohrsessel von Marcel Breuer, Foto: Erich Consemüller, Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin
© Dr. Stephan Consemüller

Marking the centenary of the Bauhaus’s founding, the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung’s exhibition at the Ber-linische Galerie is presenting famous, familiar and forgotten Bauhaus originals and recounting the history behind the objects. Around 1,000 exhibits will be on display: art and design from the Bau-haus-Archiv’s collection, exceptional loans from international collections and artistic positions which take a new look at the Bauhaus legacy.

On the basis of 14 key objects, the exhibition will develop 14 case histories: How did the woman sitting on the tubular-steel chair become the most famous anonymous figure from the Bauhaus? Does the Haus am Horn in Weimar have a secret twin? Why have Marianne Brandt’s tea infusers which were created as prototypes for industrial production always remained one-of-a-kind pieces?

Marianne Brandt, Tee-Extraktkännchen (MT 49)

“original bauhaus” sheds light on how unique work and series, remake and original are inseparably linked in the history of the Bauhaus. This is because Bauhaus artists did not see art and technology as opposed to each other. Instead, they used technical innovations to create exceptional works of art, and they took serial production into account from the moment they began drafting their de-signs. Today there have been almost 100 years of responses to the Bauhaus, as compared to 14 years of Bauhaus production. Reproductions, re-editions and remakes have made the Bauhaus the 20th century’s most influential school of architecture, design and art.

The centenary exhibition by Berlin’s Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung in cooperation with the Berlinische Galerie is supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe and the German Federal Cultural Foundation.

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Guided Tour in English

Public guided tour in English

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Sitzende mit Bühnenmaske von Oskar Schlemmer im Stahlrohrsessel von Marcel Breuer, Foto: Erich Consemüller, um 1926, Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin, © Dr. Stephan Consemüller

Sitzen

Projekttag für Schulklassen zur Ausstellung "original bauhaus" (5.9.2019 – 27.1.2020)

Porträt Josef Albers, Positiv-Negativ-Collage, aus “9 jahre bauhaus. eine chronik“ (Abschiedsgeschenk der Bauhäusler für Walter Gropius), 1928, Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin

Überblicksführung: original bauhaus

Gruppenführung durch die Ausstellung "original bauhaus" (6.9.2019 – 27.1.2020)

The exhibition trailers

Interview and tour through the exhibition
with the curator Dr. Nina Wiedemeyer

How did the Bauhaus become famous?

Original and copy

Unique work and series

A Bauhaus mystery

Press release

original bauhaus

The centenary exhibition
6.9.19 – 27.1.20

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